ge·​og·​ra·​pher jē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce geographer (audio)
: a specialist in geography

Examples of geographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These structures offer little insulation from the heat but can be deemed ineligible for federal utility or weatherization assistance programs because of their condition, mobility or location, according to ASU geographer Patricia Solis. The Arizona Republic, 27 July 2023 Heading east were Baltimore geographer Ben Greenberg; Hannah Zinker, a Repair the World fellow, and Joshua Zommick, a Baltimore engineer. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2023 Higgins joined the project in 2020 and later recruited Nicholas Hedley, a geographer at Simon Fraser who has previously worked with oceanographers to map the seafloor and with NASA to model the surface of Mars. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Historically, collaboration between Brazil and Colombia, which share a border longer than 1,500 kilometers (about 900 miles), has been lacking, according to Wagner Ribeiro, a geographer and expert in environmental policy from the University of Sao Paulo. Eléonore Hughes, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 July 2023 As a geographer and feminist scholar, my work centers on how diverse engineering teams can create space for better collaborations and outcomes. Lorraine Dowler, The Conversation, 15 Aug. 2023 In the eighties, Los Angeles was an object of fascination to scholars and thinkers such as the geographer Edward Soja, the literary critic Fredric Jameson, and the sociologist Jean Baudrillard, for whom a downtown hotel or mazy highway interchange held great symbolic heft. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2022 Arab geographers first wrote about the islands in the tenth century, and in 1502, Vasco da Gama charted them on behalf of the Portuguese. Marcia Desanctis, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2023 Michael Zeiler, a geographer who co-publishes with his wife, Polly White, estimates 139,000-556,000 people will travel within or from outside of Ohio to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Jack Nimesheim, The Enquirer, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History


see geography

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geographer was in 1542

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“Geographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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